Quay Quarter Tower (“QQT”) has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (“GBCA”). This rating represents ‘World Leadership’ in sustainable design and construction.
“We’re pleased to celebrate another iconic moment for Quay Quarter Tower, which is one third owned by Rest on behalf of our 1.9 million members,” said Andrew Lill, Rest’s Chief Investment Officer.
“Rest’s investment in the premium-grade Quay Quarter Tower and its world leading, state-of-the-art, innovative and sustainable design showcases our investment philosophy and strategy, and brings to life our commitment to being responsible, long-term investors of our members’ super.”
The 6 Star Green Star is just the latest feather in QQT’s cap, after being awarded World Building of the Year in the World Architecture Festival’s 2022 Awards in Lisbon and winning the 2022/23 International Highrise Award in Frankfurt. The building was also named Best Office and Business Project at the 2023 MPIM Awards in Cannes.
The latest milestone for QQT was celebrated with attendance from the Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary and Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jorgensen. Their visit was part of the Royal Pacific Region tour focused on the impact of climate change.
What does it mean to be a 6 Star Green Star building?
Green Star is an independent rating system by the GBCA to certify that a new building or project meets the best practice in environmental design. It is given only to those buildings that are considered highly efficient and must meet at least the following requirements1:
- Fully powered by renewables – all energy consumed within the building is generated from renewable sources such as solar and wind. For example, solar farms provide 100 per cent renewable electricity to QQT.
- Sets out a clear pathway for delivering climate positive assets that are fossil fuel free, powered by renewables, highly efficient, built with lower carbon materials and offset with nature.